Campaign against proposed care charges hike takes to the streets!
On Saturday 8 January disabled and older people and their supporters will be outside the Bentall Centre in Kingston town centre and the Co-op supermarket in New Malden High Street to gain support for their campaign against huge increases in charges for social care in Kingston.
Shoppers and passers-by will be encouraged to sign a petition against Kingston Council’s proposals and will be able to find out more about what will happen to them, their friends, relatives and neighbours if the proposals are adopted.
Campaign co-ordinator Jane Young said: ‘Most borough residents don’t realise that, if these proposals are adopted, older and disabled people who need help with basic tasks such as bathing, dressing, eating and drinking will have to contribute all their disposable income and much of their savings to pay for their support. Our presence in Kingston and New Malden on Saturday will raise awareness of what is being proposed and how it could affect them and their families.’
If any older or disabled people who use non-residential social care services want to join in and help, the campaigners would be pleased to see you at either venue between 11am and early afternoon.
Full information on the campaign is available at www.janeyoung.me.uk